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Urge Congress to Defund the EPA!

No agency possesses the power to make law, and yet that is precisely what the EPA has done by placing itself above Congress on all matters relating to energy production and consumption. And it's only getting worse.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the least transparent federal agencies, is based on faulty science, and creates job killing regulations.  The latest example is a set of regulations that are shutting down 285 coal plants, risking a future of rolling brownouts.  Sadly, incoming EPA administrator Gina McCarthy is continuing to lead this fight. 

According to an American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity analysis, the hardest hit states by EPA policy are Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana. Nationwide, the number of actual plant closures is five times greater than EPA predicted would occur because of its regulations.

Gina McCarthy, the new EPA administrator, is no friend of coal. Nor will she do anything about rolling back the agency’s carbon endangerment finding, which ruled that carbon dioxide, a biological gas necessary for the very existence of life, is a “harmful pollutant” under the terms of the Clean Air Act. 

Nor will she repeal the EPA’s regional haze rule, carbon restrictions on new and existing power plants, and the “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants” that restricts mercury emissions from plants.

Sue-and-settle arrangements the agency enters with organizations will similarly continue. This is where a group sues demanding that the EPA enforce the law in a new, expanded way and the agency enters into a consent decree with the party, which is signed by a judge. This leaves the agency with new powers under the Clean Air and Water Acts.

No agency possesses the power to make law, and yet that is precisely what the EPA has done by placing itself above Congress on all matters relating to energy production and consumption. And it’s only getting worse. The only option to rein in this rogue agency is to urge Congress to act aggressively and use its power of the purse to defund these regulations. 

You know what to do!  Let’s urge members of Congress to stop the EPA by defunding the agency. Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.  We need to encourage job creation, not make it impossible for businesses to prosper. But your representative and senators need to know you stand with them in order to find the courage to act.

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Feb 5th, 2014
Gayle R. from Missoula, MT signed.
Feb 5th, 2014
Kenneth O. from Sonora, CA writes:
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...and the Dept of Energy, which hasn't produced a single joule, and the Dept of Education, which hasn't produced a single scholar.
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Lynn D. from Florissant, MO writes:
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They have obviously succeeded in whatever real work they ever had to do, as they are now making stuff up! Carbon dioxide is dangerous? It's natural plant food.
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JEANNE G. from Haughton, LA writes:
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STOP THESE ROUGE AGENCIES THAT ARE KILLING OUR COUNTRY. TAKE THE POWER AWAY FROM THE EPA.
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Andrew M. from Oswego, IL writes:
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EPA is CRAZY out of control! CO2 is plant food! The more CO2 the more plants grow and helps to curb hunger!
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John B. from Princeton, NJ writes:
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The EPA due to it's horrific past history should definitely NOT be funded. Let's please do the right thing and stop destroying this magnificent country of ours.n
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Donald L. from Modesto, CA writes:
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EPA is distroying and over regulating Buisness's in America and must be stopped now!
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Stop EPA Tyranny now
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Steve B. from Hermiston, OR writes:
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many other agencies as well should be eliminated
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